Letters from Br. Błażej: Night 239

October 21, 2022
Capuchin Communications

October 21, 2022

We survived the night peacefully in our part of Kyiv.

7:48 am in Kyiv—first alarm. It began. Yesterday (Thursday), for the first time our lights were turned off for a few hours, in order to reduce power consumption. It wasn’t anything terrible today but it will get worse when winter temperatures come. God will take care. We are alive. Deo gratias!

Bombs are falling on Kharkiv and Zaporizhzhia. Today, as every Friday in October, we fast on bread and water with the intention of ending the war and peace.

The Word… Listening to the Word below makes me wonder about the so-called Christianity. St. Paul’s word is unequivocal: “There is one Lord, one faith, one baptism. There is one God and Father of all, who is and acts above all, through all and in all.” This word is realized only in the Holy Spirit. In another “spirit” we have a war between two Christian countries. We have a similar war in a different “spirit” in heads, in families, in communities. Come, Holy Spirit. God is love.

We live in war, we do not live by war.

Tragicomedy (quote):
“As I correctly understood, Ukraine attacked Russia in Ukraine, that’s why Russia declared martial law (well, in Russia there is no war no, no, no) to defend Ukraine from Ukraine in Ukraine, which is not Ukraine but Russia?”

Our angels, brother Jan and brother Henryk left us. Brothers, thank you and—God willing—see you soon. (photo)

Meeting for children in our Capuchin refectory. Br. Sergey Gubitsky, the good shepherd. (photo)

Brother Maciej prays the rosary online almost every evening for various intentions.

May God guard and protect us.